The premier event of the NSW Athletics Calendar was held on the weekend at Sydney Olympic Park. Among the hundreds of talented athletes competing for their clubs were some of Ginninderra’s best including Edward Nketia, Vivian Williams, Augustine Nketia, Nicholas Donaldson, Jacob Davill and Austin Tetteh.
Edward and Vivian lit up the track in the Open Mens 100m with Vivian running a very fast 10.83s in the Heats to narrowly miss the final. Edward continued his outstanding season with another stand out performance in finishing narrowly second to Jack Hale by 0.01s in the final. Edward’s time of 10.36s is a new club record in the Under 20M.
Another of the Club’s Record Holders Jordan Gusman took out the Men’s 5000m Final winning in 13:29.47 beating race favourite Stewart McSweyn by 3 seconds.
Ginninderra was also well represented at the NSW Junior Championships with Augustine Nketia finishing 3rd in the U17M 400m in 49.44s – a new U18M Club Record. Augustine also ran very well in the 200m to finish with 23.79s.
Austin Tetteh ran splendidly in the U17M 100m making the final with a time of 11.32s – a new Club Record. Austin backed up on the Sunday and ran 22.94s in the 200m final to come home with a silver medal.
Nicholas Donaldson wasn’t to be outdone also making the U18M final running a new Personal Best of 11.64s.
Jacob Davill ran strongly in the U17M 800m final finishing with a time of 2:01.34 to come 5th overall – a new club record.
Overall some great times in Sydney and all is looking good for UC Ginninderra’s assault on Nationals in March.